Coniston, Hawkshead, Sawrey, in the Lake District

Relax while you soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life...

The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell (From where you get superb views of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere) and nearby to the Grizedale Forest. The village has a welcoming feel and traditional Lake District warmth to it; visitors will find plenty of shops and cafes in which to relax while they soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life.

A popular centre for walkers, climbers and cyclists, the area is also well known for Coniston Water; setting for the famous children's story, Swallows and Amazons and also scene of Donald Campbell's tragic world water-speed record attempt in 1967. Nowadays the Victorian steam yacht `Gondola' which first went into service in 1859 and was restored in 1977 by the National Trust, plies the five miles of water from April to October. You can hire rowing boats, electric boats, kayaks and dinghies from Coniston Boating Centre on the lakeshore.

Take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum, for local history, and `Brantwood' on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin.

Positioned between Coniston Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is arguably the quaintest location in the lakes, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets.

The village is busy with tourists who come to see the Grammar school where, in the 1780's William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry and home to the Beatrix Potter gallery showing her original drawings for her children's books. The village hosts the annual Victorian fair and agricultural/sports show every summer.

Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, and is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". In the Square is the town hall, once the market hall, and now the Tourist Information Centre, two slate fish market slabs, and old stocks, which together with the surrounding three storey merchants houses, creates a unique feeling to this historic market town. There is also a good selection of amenities within the village including an award winning restaurant.

Copper View ref: W8499

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£436-£761
4 star rating
Copper View
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A traditional bungalow with breathtaking views from the lounge towards mountains. Coniston is a short walk with its numerous shops, pubs and restaurants.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lake Bank Lodge ref: CC129324

Water Yeat near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£527-£776
4 star rating
Located 300 yards from the shore of Lake Coniston, this contemporary lodge has panoramic views from the lodge, decking and hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cosy Cottage ref: W41283

Rusland, near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£317-£609
3 star rating
With Grizedale Forest on the doorstep, this property is located in Rusland valley between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tailors Cottage ref: 27290

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£517-£599
4 star rating
A gorgeous period property with many original features set in a lovely town with a pub a short walk away.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Brock Cottage ref: UKC625

Broughton-in-Furness, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£319-£676
3 star rating
Situated in Broughton-in-Furness, this holiday cottage is the perfect place from which to explore the Lake District.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Little Knott ref: 394

Blawith, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£337-£977
4 star rating
An 18th century cottage with a rustic feel situated just one mile from Coniston Water. Countryside views from most rooms.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Deer Close ref: UK1006

near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£542
4 star rating
Nestled in a secluded woodland on the eastern shore of Lake Coniston in approximately six acres of gardens and grounds with stunning views across the lake towards the Coniston Fells.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Low Ickenthwaite Farm Cottage ref: 23748

Rusland, near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£240-£554
3 star rating
A traditional hideaway between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water with lovely rural views over the garden across the Rusland Valley.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Old Filling Station ref: W43454

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£321-£781
4 star rating
Explore the pretty Duddon Valley and the Lake District from this apartment which is set in charming Broughton.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Apple Tree Lodge ref: W8866

Hawkshead, near Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£0
3 star rating
A well placed three bedroom holiday lodge enjoying lovely views of surrounding fells. Local amenities 150 yards in the pretty village of Hawkshead.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Potters Wheel ref: CC124111

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£384-£809
4 star rating
Potters Wheel provides excellent facilities and benefits from being only 100 metres from the Lake.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cherry Tree Lodge ref: W4678

Hawkshead, near Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£0
3 star rating
A modern detached lodge with lovely views from the balcony. Within walking distance of Hawkshead and only a mile from Esthwaite Water.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Coniston View ref: CC124127

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£412-£809
3 star rating
Coniston View has arguably the best views of Coniston Water.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

High Lowscales - High Lowscales Byre ref: 30155

Whicham Valley, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£433-£960
5 star rating
Enjoy the hot tub at this property, as well as the views of the Irish Sea and the Duddon Estuary.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Griffin ref: LP8

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£514-£926
4 star rating
This very attractive 1672 coaching inn, is in the heart of Broughton-in-Furness, and is perfectly placed for outdoor pursuits.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI